I'm only half-surprized to see Disney-ish villians in a media conglomerate. I am very surprized to see matching levels of stupidity.
"Child pornography is great," the speaker at the podium declared enthusiastically. "It is great because politicians understand child pornography. By playing that card, we can get them to act, and start blocking sites. And once they have done that, we can get them to start blocking file sharing sites".
The venue was a seminar organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm on May 27, 2007, under the title "Sweden -- A Safe Haven for Pirates?". The speaker was Johan SchlÃ¼ter from the Danish Anti-Piracy Group, a lobby organization for the music and film industry associations, like IFPI and others...
"One day we will have a giant filter that we develop in close cooperation with IFPI and MPA. We continuously monitor the child porn on the net, to show the politicians that filtering works. Child porn is an issue they understand," Johan SchlÃ¼ter said with a grin, his whole being radiating pride and enthusiasm from the podium.
I (and I hope others, too) have decided never to buy or pirate a mainstream song or album again. People this dumb don't deserve either money or sympathy for being pirated from.